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Thorner Records

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Jurisdiction 1: Star ChamberDocument category 1: N/A
From region: Yorkshire, WestFrom place:
Refers to location(s): Yorkshire, West, Thorner
Relevant material from 1619 to 1621
STAC 8/225/30: Oglesthorpe v. Clough et al

In 1620, William Oglesthorpe of Oglethorpe, esquire, submitted a bill of complaint to the Court of Star Chamber alleging that four men had conspired together to defame him with false, malicious accusations of felony. The conspirators were William Clough, the Puritan vicar of Bramham (now \'Bramham cum Oglethorpe\'); his brother Robert Clough of Bramham, husbandman; his kinsman James Beale, also of Bramham; and Clement Stephenson, labourer, of North Dighton. They allegedly soborned John Spink and Richard Sayner, two of Oglethorpe\'s servants, to testify that he had, over the preceding five years, stolen sheep in the manors of Oglethorpe, Bramham, and Clifford. Sir Francis Baildon, JP for Yorkshire, heard their complaint and Oglesthorpe\'s defence and exonerated him.

William Oglesthorpe\'s bill of complaint began with a charge that William Clough had delivered a seditious sermon early in August 1619 in which he objected to a rushbearing at Thorner that some parishioners of Bramham attended and criticized King James I for making laws contrary to the laws of God.

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Fountains Abbey Records

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Jurisdiction 1: MonasticDocument category 1: Priors\' or abbots\' accounts
From region: Yorkshire, WestFrom place: Fountains Abbey
Refers to location(s): Yorkshire, West, Fountains Abbey
Relevant material from 1455 to 1458
Fountains Abbey was founded in 1132 in the valley of the River Skell southwest of Ripon. Given the natural advantages of the location, Fountains quickly became a prosperous Cistercian community. After economic setbacks in the late 13th- and early 14th-century, Fountains gradually recovered its wealth and influence. By the mid-1450s, the house was attracting many performers: minstrels, boy bishops, fools, story-tellers, players, and a Corpus Christi play. While most of these individuals and troupes had noble patrons, others were identified by their association with a place: Ripon, York, Beverley, Boston, Durham, Topcliffe, Thirsk, and Fountains Abbey itself.

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Sheffield Records

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Jurisdiction 1: CivicDocument category 1: Financial accounts (eg, chamberlains\' or bailiffs\' accounts)
From region: Yorkshire, WestFrom place: Sheffield
Refers to location(s): Yorkshire, West, Sheffield
Relevant material from 1511 to 1637
Located at the confluence of the Rivers Don and the Sheaf, Sheffield remained a relatively small town through the later medieval and early modern period. Although it was not favourably located for visits by travelling players, Sheffield maintained its own waits, rewarded musicians when its semi-annual courts met, and had an annual fair, apparently with a horse show which, on one occasion at least, included a dragon from York. The one record of dramatic activity is a list of payments related to a play, perhaps of St. Margaret in 1511. For records of Sheffield and the region, we are indebted to John Wilson of Broomhead, who collected and preserved many early documents and transcribed others that are not longer extant.

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